Denver Nuggets Player Notes
For The Last 365 Days
 
Randy Foye, G10/21/2014 5:40:00 PM
Description: Denver guard Randy Foye will open up the season as the backup shooting guard.
Insight: He had a solid season in 2013-14 (13.2 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 3.5 apg), and started 72 games, but the addition of Aaron Afflalo and the return of Danillo Gallinari might make it tough for him to repeat those numbers. Owners can target Foye late in drafts.
Wilson Chandler, G/F10/21/2014 5:35:00 PM
Description: Denver small forward Wilson Chandler will have an uncertain role entering the season.
Insight: He is the backup to Danillo Gallinari, but with Gallinari's injury history, Chandler could see extended time. However, with Gallo looking good during the preseason, we cannot reccomend even a late-round pick on Chandler.
JaVale McGee, C10/21/2014 5:33:00 PM
Description: Denver center JaVale McGee has yet to play in the preseason.
Insight: Talent has never been an issue with McGee, but putting it all together has been. McGee may be worth a flier towards the end of drafts, but after averaging only 7.0 points per game and 3.4 rebounds per game last season, we at TSN are not hopeful of McGee producing at a reasonable rate.
J.J. Hickson, C10/21/2014 5:30:00 PM
Description: Denver center J.J. Hickson is still recovering from knee surgery, but could be taking the court any day now.
Insight: He is the direct backup at power forward, but if Hickson is able to get healthy, he could also see time at center. He will start the season serving a five-game suspension, and will most likely go undrafted in most fantasy drafts. However, Hickson is a name to keep an eye on, as he has the potential to be average close to a double-double.
Ty Lawson, G10/21/2014 5:26:00 PM
Description: Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson should be picked early in fantasy drafts.
Insight: Lawson fills the stat sheet, and is arguably Denver's best player. The fact that he averaged 17.6 points per game last season, to go along with his 8.8 assists per game, makes Lawson very worthy of a third-round selection.
Arron Afflalo, G10/21/2014 5:16:00 PM
Description: Nuggets guard Arron Afflalo is an enticing fantasy option for the 2014-15 season.
Insight: He averaged 18.2 points per game, while shooting 46 percent from the field, along with draining 1.8 three-points per game last season with the Magic. Now, entering his first season in Denver, it will tough to duplicate those numbers, as there are a lot of mouths to feed. However, we feel that drafting Afflalo anywhere starting in the ninth round is appropriate value.
Timofey Mozgov, C10/21/2014 5:11:00 PM
Description: Nuggers center Timofey Mozgov enters the season as Denver's starting big-man.
Insight: He does have JaVale McGee breathing down his neck, but Mozgov has proven to be more reliable since last season. Owners should target him late in drafts, but should not expect much more than the 9.4 points per game, 6.4 rebounds per game, and 1.2 blocks per game, Mozgov averaged in 2013-14.
Kenneth Faried, F10/21/2014 5:06:00 PM
Description: Nuggets power forward Kenneth Faried could be line for a breakout season.
Insight: After averaging 13.7 points per game, 8.6 rebounds per game, 0.9 blocks per game, 0.9 steals per game, and shooting 55 percent from the field last season, Faried will have every opportunity to improve on those numbers in 2014-15. He clearly looked like an improved player when he suited up for the United States National team this past summer, and fantasy owners are hoping that play carries over to this season.
Danilo Gallinari, F10/21/2014 5:02:00 PM
Description: Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari has potential to be a sleeper for the upcoming fantasy basketball season.
Insight: After missing last season due to knee surgery, Gallinari has looked good during the preseason. He should provide owners with a nice dose of points and three-pointers, making him a desirable middle-to-late-round pick.
Randy Foye, G10/16/2014 2:32:00 PM
Description: Denver guard Randy Foye will miss the next preseason game due to an injured wrist, according to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post.
Insight: The 31-year-old put together a solid season in 2013-14 (13.2 ppg, 2.9 rpg, 3.5 apg), but the addition of Aaron Afflalo and the return of Danillo Gallinari might make it tough for him to repeat those numbers.
Danilo Gallinari, F10/16/2014 2:28:00 PM
Description: Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari has not had any trouble with his surgically-repaired knee in the preseason, but he might be a candidate to sit in back-to-back games.
Insight: Gallinari probably starts the season slowly due to limited minutes, but could be useful to fantasy owners by the end of the season.
Danilo Gallinari, F10/11/2014 10:34:00 AM
Description: Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari looked great in his first game in a year and a half. He scored 17 points with four rebounds, one assist and made two 3-pointers in 14 minutes of action.
Insight: Gallinari shot 5-of-9 from the field and 5-for-7 from the free-throw line. He still has a lot of risk, but when on the court, he will produce fantasy numbers especially from 3-point land.
Danilo Gallinari, F10/9/2014 8:18:00 PM
Description: Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari will not play in a preseason game on Wednesday.
Insight: Gallinari should play on Friday. His best fantasy attribute is his 3-point shooting, but it will likely take him a few months to find his rhythm since he is returning from knee surgery.
Kenneth Faried, F10/9/2014 6:49:00 PM
Description: Nuggets power forward Kenneth Faried did not practice on Thursday according to the Denver Post.
Insight: The Nuggets indicated Faried is suffering from an ankle injury. Coach Brian Shaw said he could also miss Denver's preseason game on Friday.
Arron Afflalo, G6/26/2014 6:50:00 PM
Description: Orlando has traded guard Arron Afflalo to Denver for Evan Fournier and a second-round pick. SOURCE: David Aldridge, TNT
Insight: We can only guess the Magic were trying to clear cap space because otherwise this trade makes no sense. This will be a homecoming of sorts for Afflalo, who played for the Nuggets from 2009 to 2012.
Ty Lawson, G6/8/2014 3:59:00 PM
Description: Ty Lawson's sprained ankle is still causing him problems. SOURCE: Denver Post
Insight: The injury will sideline him for an additional 3-to-4 weeks. Luckily it doesn't appear the Nuggets point guard will require surgery. Lawson averaged career-highs in both points (17.6 ppg) and assists (8.8 apg) this season.
Ty Lawson, G4/16/2014 9:39:00 PM
Description: Ty Lawson won't compete Wednesday in Denver's regular season finale versus Golden State. SOURCE: Chris Dempsey, Denver Post
Insight: He's missed five games in a row with a sprained ankle. Aaron Brooks (9.0 ppg) will continue to start in Lawson's place.
Timofey Mozgov, CHot4/16/2014 9:15:00 AM
Description: Nuggers center Timofey Mozgov went to the locker room during Tuesday's game due to a knee injury but he returned and finished with 18 points and 11 rebounds.
Insight: Mozgov has averaged 17.5 points, 9.8 rebounds and 1.4 blocks over his last eight games and has double-doubled in three straight.
Timofey Mozgov, CHot4/15/2014 11:06:00 PM
Description: Nuggers center Timofey Mozgov went to the locker room with a right knee injury during Tuesday's game, according to ESPN.com.
Insight: The Nuggets have been crushed by injuries this season. Mozgov entered Tuesday's game having averaged 15.5 points, 9.5 rebounds and 1.4 blocks over his previous 10 games. He's questionable to return.
Darrell Arthur, F4/14/2014 5:25:00 PM
Description: Nuggets forward Darrell Arthur (knee) is expected to play Tuesday, according to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post.
Insight: Arthur (5.9 ppg, 3.1 rpg) played just two minutes Saturday due to a knee injury. He's averaging just 17.1 minutes per game this season.
Wilson Chandler, G/F4/14/2014 5:21:00 PM
Description: Denver small forward Wilson Chandler (groin) traveled with the team to Los Angeles and is expected to play Tuesday against the Clippers. SOURCE: Chris Dempsey, Denver Post
Insight: Chandler returned from a 10-game absence on Saturday and had nine points but he went to the locker room and didn't return.
Ty Lawson, G4/14/2014 5:18:00 PM
Description: Denver point guard Ty Lawson (ankle) has been ruled out for Tuesday's game against the Clippers, according to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post.
Insight: He didn't travel to Los Angeles after missing the last four games. The Nuggets finish the season by hosting Golden State on Wednesday.
Kenneth Faried, F4/13/2014 9:37:00 AM
Description: Nuggets power forward Kenneth Faried went off for 24 points, 21 rebounds and five assists Saturday in a win over Utah.
Insight: It's Faried's second career 20-point, 20-rebound performance. The Manimal has given fantasy owners 19.9 ppg in 23 games since March 1st. That's well above his career average (12.0 ppg in 204 NBA appearances).
Wilson Chandler, G/F4/12/2014 8:15:00 PM
Description: Denver small forward Wilson Chandler will be back in action Saturday against Utah. SOURCE: Chris Dempsey, Denver Post
Insight: He had missed the previous ten games with a strained groin. Quincy Miller averaged 23.6 mpg during Chandler's absence but we doubt he sees that much playing time on Saturday.
Ty Lawson, G4/12/2014 11:25:00 AM
Description: Denver point guard Ty Lawson (ankle) did not play Thursday against the Warriors and is doubtful for Saturday's game against Utah.
Insight: Fantasy owners shouldn't expect to get him back this season with Denver eliminated from playoff contention. Aaron Brooks, who has averaged 13.9 points, 7.4 assists and 4.1 rebounds in nine starts.
Ty Lawson, G4/10/2014 10:58:00 PM
Description: Denver point guard Ty Lawson (ankle) will not play Thursday against the Warriors.
Insight: Fantasy owners shouldn't expect to get him back this season with Denver eliminated from playoff contention. Aaron Brooks, who has averaged 15.1 points, 6.5 assists and 3.2 rebounds over his last 11 games, has been starting in his place.
Aaron Brooks, GHot4/10/2014 10:29:00 AM
Description: Nuggets guard Aaron Brooks continues to put up numbers in Ty Lawson's absence.
Insight: His stat line on Sunday included 24 points, 15 assists, eight rebounds and three steals. Wednesday wasn't quite as good (13 points, five rebounds, seven assists), but still fantasy worthy. If Lawson doesn't play, Brooks should be in all lineups.
Wilson Chandler, G/F4/9/2014 4:53:00 PM
Description: Nuggets swingman Wilson Chandler (groin) will miss his ninth straight game on Wednesday, according to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post.
Insight: Denver coach Brian Shaw said he is encouraging Chandler and Ty Lawson (ankle) to try and return before the end of the season, but he's less confident that Chandler will make it back. Quincy Miller started the last seven games but averaged just 22.5 minutes, 7.6 points and 3.4 rebounds during that span.
Ty Lawson, G4/9/2014 4:40:00 PM
Description: Denver point guard Ty Lawson has been ruled out for Wednesday's game against the Rockets. SOURCE: Denver Post
Insight: It's the second game he's missed with an ankle injury. Aaron Brooks (8.8 ppg) has been playing most of the minutes at point guard lately and should see another heavy workload tonight with Houston in town.
Ty Lawson, G4/8/2014 5:19:00 PM
Description: Nuggets coach Brian Shaw said that Ty Lawson (ankle) is "doing better," but that he doesn't think the point guard is close to returning, according to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post.
Insight: Expect Lawson to miss another game on Wednesday. Aaron Brooks has averaged 32.7 minutes, 15.3 points, 6.4 assists, 3.0 rebounds and 1.8 threes over his last 10 games and may be able to help fantasy owners down the stretch.
Ty Lawson, G4/8/2014 2:39:00 PM
Description: Denver was without point guard Ty Lawson Sunday against Houston and could be for Wednesday's game as well.
Insight: Lawson sprained his ankle Friday in a loss to Memphis and the team said they wouldn't rush him back before he is ready. Translation, it will be a while. Aaron Brooks had 24 points, eight rebounds and 15 assist on Sunday and should play big minutes again on Tuesday.
Aaron Brooks, G4/6/2014 10:01:00 PM
Description: Nuggets guard Aaron Brooks came within striking distance of his first career triple-double Sunday against Houston.
Insight: His stat line included 24 points, 15 assists, eight rebounds and three steals. Unfortunately, Brooks also committed seven turnovers, his most in a game since November 18, 2009.
Ty Lawson, G4/6/2014 3:19:00 PM
Description: Denver will be without point guard Ty Lawson Sunday against Houston. SOURCE: Craig Ackerman, Rockets play-by-play
Insight: Lawson sprained his ankle Friday in a loss to Memphis. Aaron Brooks (8.6 ppg) will continue to start at point guard for the Nuggets.
Ty Lawson, G4/5/2014 1:28:00 PM
Description: Nuggets guard Ty Lawson is doubtful for Sunday's game against Houston with a sprained left ankle.
Insight: Lawson left the arena in a walking boot so it looks like he'll miss a few games with this injury. he just can't stay healthy. He's played 62 games this season and averaged 17.6 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 8.8 apg.
Wilson Chandler, G/F4/2/2014 9:06:00 PM
Description: Denver small forward Wilson Chandler (groin) will miss Wednesday's game.
Insight: It's the sixth game he's missed with a groin injury. Quincy Miller has been starting in Chandler's place at small forward with limited success (6.6 ppg last five contests).
Wilson Chandler, G/F3/31/2014 3:29:00 PM
Description: Denver small forward Wilson Chandler won't compete Monday night against Memphis. SOURCE: Denver Post
Insight: It's the fifth game he's missed with a groin injury. Quincy Miller has been starting in Chandler's place at small forward with limited success (7.5 ppg in his last four contests).
Kenneth Faried, F3/28/2014 8:59:00 PM
Description: Denver forward Kenneth Faried (illness) will start Friday against the Spurs, according to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post.
Insight: Faried received an IV earlier and will play through his illness. He has averaged 31.6 minutes, 19.4 points, 9.7 boards, 1.4 steals and 0.9 blocks in March.
Jan Vesely, F3/28/2014 7:32:00 PM
Description: Nuggets forward Jan Vesely (bruised ribs) is good to go Friday against the Spurs, according to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post.
Insight: Vesely missed Wednesday's game. The big man saw an uptick in playing time Sunday with J.J. Hickson done for the season but still only played 15 minutes. He can be ignored in fantasy leagues.
Kenneth Faried, F3/28/2014 7:24:00 PM
Description: Denver forward Kenneth Faried (illness) will get an IV and try to play Friday against the Spurs, according to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post.
Insight: Faried has averaged 31.6 minutes, 19.4 points, 9.7 boards, 1.4 steals and 0.9 blocks in March.
Timofey Mozgov, C3/28/2014 7:22:00 PM
Description: Contrary to previous reports, Nuggers center Timofey Mozgov (illness) will play Friday, according to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post.
Insight: Mozgov started the last 17 games at center and averaged 20.7 minutes, 8.4 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game, though he has played more minutes recently following J.J. Hickson's season-ending knee injury. He was listed as out on the team's injury report but is ready to play.
Timofey Mozgov, C3/28/2014 5:06:00 PM
Description: Nuggers center Timofey Mozgov will sit out Friday due to an illness, according to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post.
Insight: Mozgov started the last 17 games at center and averaged 20.7 minutes, 8.4 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game, though he has played more minutes recently following J.J. Hickson's season-ending knee injury. Jan Vesely (rib cage) is doubtful, so Darrell Arthur, Anthony Randolph and Kenneth Faried will split Mozgov's minutes.
Wilson Chandler, G/F3/28/2014 5:03:00 PM
Description: Nuggets swingman Wilson Chandler (groin) will not play Friday against the Spurs, according to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post.
Insight: Chandler also sat out Sunday and Monday. The Nuggets have offered no solid timetable for his return. Quincy Miller and Aaron Brooks have been getting most of Chandler's minutes.
Wilson Chandler, G/F3/28/2014 11:00:00 AM
Description: Nuggets swingman Wilson Chandler (groin) is questionable for Friday's game against San Antonio, according to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post.
Insight: Chandler also sat out Sunday and Monday. The Nuggets have offered no solid timetable for his return.
Jan Vesely, F3/26/2014 1:33:00 PM
Description: Nuggets forward Jan Vesely (bruised ribs) will not play Wednesday against the Spurs, according to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post.
Insight: Vesely saw an uptick in playing time Sunday with J.J. Hickson done for the season but still only played 15 minutes. He can be ignored in fantasy leagues.
Wilson Chandler, G/F3/26/2014 1:23:00 PM
Description: Nuggets swingman Wilson Chandler (groin) will miss Wednesday's game, according to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post.
Insight: Chandler also sat out Sunday and Monday. The Nuggets have been mixing and matching in his absence.
J.J. Hickson, C3/25/2014 3:20:00 PM
Description: Denver center J.J. Hickson had surgery to repair a torn ACL in his right knee on Tuesday, but may not be ready for Opening Day next season.
Insight: With Hickson and JaVale McGee out of the picture, the Nuggets have very little talent left in the middle at this point.
Wilson Chandler, G/F3/24/2014 7:56:00 PM
Description: Nuggets swingman Wilson Chandler won't be active for Monday night's game against OKC. SOURCE: Chris Dempsey, Denver Post
Insight: Chandler is recovering from a strained groin. Quincy Miller (4.3 ppg) will grab the start at small forward though we wouldn't recommend him for fantasy purposes.
Wilson Chandler, G/F3/24/2014 12:41:00 PM
Description: Denver forward Wilson Chandler is doubtful for Monday's game against Oklahoma City with a strained groin.
Insight: The Nuggets are getting extremely thin following injuries to J.J. Hickson (torn ACL) and Chandler. Anthony Randolph would likely get another start.
Jan Vesely, F3/23/2014 7:34:00 PM
Description: Nuggets PF/C Jan Vesely injured his rib cage Sunday in a win against Washington. SOURCE: Nuggets on Twitter
Insight: Vesely had ten points on 5-of-9 shooting before exiting. With Vesely sidelined, Darrell Arthur logged 25 minutes off the bench. Both players can be ignored in fantasy leagues.
Wilson Chandler, G/F3/23/2014 4:33:00 PM
Description: A strained groin will keep Denver forward Wilson Chandler out of the lineup Sunday, according to the Nuggets on Twitter.
Insight: The Nuggets are getting extremely thin following injuries to J.J. Hickson (torn ACL) and Chandler. They'll need to get a lot of minutes out of Anthony Randolph, Darrell Arthur and Jan Vesely in the frontcourt with Evan Fournier also getting some extra run.
J.J. Hickson, C3/22/2014 5:45:00 PM
Description: Denver center J.J. Hickson's MRI revealed a torn ACL in his right knee, according to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post.
Insight: Hickson (11.8 ppg, 9.2 rpg) suffered the injury Friday night and will miss the rest of the season. Timofey Mozgov, Darrell Arthur and Jan Vesely will absorb Hickson's minutes.
J.J. Hickson, C3/22/2014 4:27:00 PM
Description: Denver center J.J. Hickson (knee) will not play Sunday against the Wizards, according to Aaron J. Lopez of nuggets.com. The Nuggets are awaiting the MRI results on Hickson's right knee.
Insight: Hickson suffered a sprained knee Friday night. He lost his starting job to Timofey Mozgov 14 games ago but his production has actually improved. He averaged 13.2 ppg and 8.9 rpg over his last 14, compared to 11.4 ppg and 9.2 rpg his first 55. Look for Mozgov and Darrell Arthur to pick up Hickson's minutes.
J.J. Hickson, C3/22/2014 10:43:00 AM
Description: Denver center J.J. Hickson injured his right knee Friday night and will need an MRI on Saturday.
Insight: It was described as a right knee sprain, according to Denver Post writer Chris Dempsey. Call Hickson (11.8 ppg, 9.2 rpg) questionable for Sunday against Washington.
Wilson Chandler, G/F3/20/2014 7:39:00 PM
Description: Nuggets swingman Wilson Chandler expects to return Friday night in Dallas. SOURCE: Denver Post
Insight: Head coach Brian Shaw gave Wilson a breather Wednesday against Detroit. Chandler's scoring average this season (14.1 ppg) is his highest since 2010-11 (15.3 ppg in 72 games).
Ty Lawson, G3/20/2014 7:28:00 PM
Description: Nuggets guard Ty Lawson missed Wednesday's game with a sinus infection but is fully expected to play Friday against Dallas. SOURCE: Chris Dempsey, Denver Post
Insight: Aaron Brooks scored 27 points in Lawson's absence on Wednesday. While we wouldn't expect Brooks to have quite as large a role when Lawson (18.2 ppg, 9.0 apg) returns, he's certainly done enough to warrant meaningful minutes on a nightly basis.
Ty Lawson, G3/19/2014 9:25:00 PM
Description: Updating an earlier item, Denver point guard Ty Lawson was a last minute scratch Wednesday against the Pistons. SOURCE: Nuggets on Twitter
Insight: He's out with an illness. Aaron Brooks (7.6 ppg) will handle the point guard duties in his absence. Consider Lawson day-to-day.
Ty Lawson, GCold3/19/2014 8:40:00 PM
Description: Nuggets guard Ty Lawson is in the lineup Wednesday against Detroit. SOURCE: Denver Post
Insight: Lawson's status had been in question because of an illness. He's shot just 25 percent from the field over his last three games with 14 turnovers in that span.
Wilson Chandler, G3/19/2014 1:56:00 PM
Description: Denver guard Wilson Chandler (hip) will miss Wednesday's game, according to Raj Sharan of espndenver.com.
Insight: Chandler has averaged 15.2 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.1 threes per game in March. In his absence, Evan Fournier and Quincy Miller will see more playing time.
Ty Lawson, G3/19/2014 1:53:00 PM
Description: Denver point guard Ty Lawson is questionable for Wednesday's game due to a groin injury and headaches, according to Raj Sharan of espndenver.com.
Insight: Lawson has averaged 18.9 points, 10 assists and 1.8 steals in 28 games since Dec. 28, but he's also missed 11 games during that span.
Kenneth Faried, FHot3/14/2014 10:30:00 PM
Description: Denver forward Kenneth Faried had another big game Friday at Miami -- 24 points, 10 rebounds, three steals in 30 minutes.
Insight: Faried has averaged 33.2 mpg, 21.5 ppg, 10.1 rpg and 1.1 spg in March.
Wilson Chandler, GHot3/12/2014 9:48:00 PM
Description: Denver guard Wilson Chandler had his second double-double of March Wednesday against the Magic with 21 points and 10 rebounds.
Insight: Chandler has been good for 17.6 points, 6.1 rebounds, 2.4 threes and 2.0 assists per game in March.
Kenneth Faried, FHot3/12/2014 9:45:00 PM
Description: Denver forward Kenneth Faried's production has really taken off lately. He has averaged 21.1 ppg and 10.1 rpg in March.
Insight: Faried had 26 points, nine boards and one block in 32 minutes Wednesday at Orlando. The power forward has averaged 32 mpg in his last 13 games after getting just 24.7 mpg in his first 49.
Kenneth Faried, FHot3/9/2014 10:05:00 PM
Description: Denver forward Kenneth Faried contributed 22 points and 14 rebounds Sunday against New Orleans.
Insight: Faried has been on a mission this month. In five March games, the 24-year-old has averaged 21.4 ppg on 64.6 percent shooting. He's posted 10.6 rpg during that same stretch. Faried should be starting in all leagues until further notice.
Ty Lawson, G3/3/2014 8:24:00 PM
Description: Denver point guard Ty Lawson (broken rib) is officially back in the starting lineup Monday after missing the last nine games.
Insight: Lawson (18 ppg, 8.8 apg, 3.5 rpg, 1.5 spg) has averaged a career-high 35.6 minutes per game this season. His return will bump Aaron Brooks to the bench and take some minutes away from Evan Fournier.
Wilson Chandler, G3/3/2014 8:19:00 PM
Description: Denver guard Wilson Chandler played 34 minutes and had 14 points on 4-of-12 shooting Saturday in his return from a knee sprain. He'll start again Monday.
Insight: Chandler only missed one game with the injury. His return bumped Evan Fournier back to the bench, though Fournier still played 32 minutes Saturday.
Kenneth Faried, F3/3/2014 5:14:00 PM
Description: Nuggets power forward Kenneth Faried (knee) will play Monday against the Timberwolves, according to Aaron J. Lopez of nuggets.com.
Insight: Faried banged his knee during Saturday's game but didn't have to leave. The power forward has seen 30 minutes per game over his last seven games and averaged 15.1 points and 7.6 rebounds in that span.
Aaron Brooks, G3/3/2014 1:48:00 PM
Description: Denver's newly-acquired point guard, Aaron Brooks, could see his run of "big" minutes come to a screeching halt as Ty Lawson says he'll play Monday night.
Insight: Brooks has averaged over 30 minutes and posted 11.8 ppg and 4.0 apg over his last five starts. That will come to a quick end if Lawson indeed plays on Monday night.
Ty Lawson, G3/3/2014 1:45:00 PM
Description: Denver point guard Ty Lawson (broken rib) says he will return to action Monday.
Insight: This is a huge surprise since as of this weekend there was no timetable for him coming back. he might be rusty after missing nine games, but his return relegates Aaron brooks and Evan Fournier to back up duties.
Wilson Chandler, G3/1/2014 12:20:00 PM
Description: Denver guard Wilson Chandler's knee sprain is not a serious, but he is not expected to play Saturday, according to a Denver Post report.
Insight: Chandler has averaged 31.1 minutes, 13.9 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.1 threes this season. He sat out Thursday, allowing Evan Fournier to start and play 44 minutes, and is without a timetable for his return.
Ty Lawson, G3/1/2014 12:17:00 PM
Description: Denver point guard Ty Lawson (broken rib) is still without a return timetable.
Insight: The fact that coach Brian Shaw was asked whether the team would shut him down for the season is a bad sign. Shaw's answer was too - "No, I don't think so."
Wilson Chandler, G/F2/28/2014 5:52:00 PM
Description: Denver coach Brain Shaw said the Nuggets trainer told him Wilson Chandler's knee sprain is not a serious injury and that doctors didn't see anything major. SOURCE: Denver Post
Insight: Chandler has averaged 31.1 minutes, 13.9 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.1 threes this season. He sat out Thursday, allowing Evan Fournier to start and play 44 minutes, and is without a timetable for his return.
Evan Fournier, G2/27/2014 9:03:00 PM
Description: Evan Fournier will start at small forward for the Nuggets on Thursday in place of Wilson Chandler, who is out with a sprained knee. SOURCE: Chris Dempsey, Denver Post
Insight: Denver's numerous injuries have allowed Fournier to get 23.7 minutes per game since Jan. 3, and he has averaged 11.4 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.7 threes in his last 25 games. Quincy Miller also should see extra playing time, but Fournier is the guy to add. Chandler will probably miss at least a few games.
Timofey Mozgov, CHot2/27/2014 5:22:00 PM
Description: Nuggers center Timofey Mozgov is expected to start again Thursday against the Nets, according to nba.com.
Insight: Mozgov started his first game since Dec. 28 Tuesday and had 14 points, six rebounds and two blocks in 25 minutes. J.J. Hickson moved to the bench but still played 30 minutes and had 16 points and 25 boards.
Wilson Chandler, G/F2/27/2014 4:05:00 PM
Description: Denver small forward Wilson Chandler will miss Thursday's game with a sprained right knee, according to Aaron J. Lopez of nuggets.com.
Insight: Chandler has averaged 31.1 minutes, 13.9 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.1 threes this season. The Nuggets recently traded Jordan Hamilton to the Rockets, so Quincy Miller looks like the most likely guy to take over Chandler's minutes, with Evan Fournier, Anthony Randolph and Jan Vesely also picking up extra time.
Aaron Brooks, G2/27/2014 3:18:00 PM
Description: Denver's newly-acquired Aaron Brooks will again start at point guard with Ty Lawson missing his eighth straight game.
Insight: Brooks has averaged 10.0 ppg and 5.0 apg over his last three starts.
Ty Lawson, G2/27/2014 3:14:00 PM
Description: Denver point guard Ty Lawson (broken rib) is expected to miss Thursday night's game against Brooklyn.
Insight: It will be the eighth game in a row. Aaron Brooks will start again at the point and he's averaged 10.0 ppg, 5.0 apg in his last three games.
J.J. Hickson, C2/26/2014 9:40:00 AM
Description: Denver center J.J. Hickson was on a mission Tuesday versus Portland.
Insight: Coming off the bench for just the fourth time this season, Hickson corralled a season-high 25 rebounds in only 30 minutes of action. Fifteen of those boards came on the offensive glass. He also finished with 16 points, his highest output since February 5th. We'll see if that's enough to earn Hickson a spot in the starting five Thursday against Brooklyn.
Ty Lawson, G2/25/2014 8:58:00 PM
Description: Denver point guard Ty Lawson (broken rib) is not in the starting lineup Tuesday against the Blazers.
Insight: Lawson will probably miss his seventh game in a row. Aaron Brooks (7.2 ppg) will start again at the point.
Darrell Arthur, F2/25/2014 11:25:00 AM
Description: Nuggets forward Darrell Arthur is questionable for Tuesday's game against Portland.
Insight: Arthur (5.0 ppg, 3.1 rpg) has a left hip strain. He doesn't have any fantasy value, but if he doesn't dress then Kenneth Faried (10.9 ppg, 7.5 rpg) will see more time and is a better fantasy option.
Ty Lawson, G2/24/2014 7:24:00 PM
Description: Denver point guard Ty Lawson will carry the questionable label into Tuesday's game with Portland. He's been out with a broken rib. SOURCE: Denver Post
Insight: If Lawson sits out, it will be his seventh absence in a row. Aaron Brooks (7.2 ppg) started at point guard Sunday against Sacramento and would do the same Tuesday if Lawson is unable to go.
Evan Fournier, GHot2/23/2014 10:50:00 PM
Description: Randy Foye wasn't the only Denver guard doing work on Sunday. Evan Fournier matched Foye's 27 points while adding four rebounds and five assists.
Insight: Ty Lawson's rib injury has allowed Fournier to play more minutes than he normally would. Fantasy owners should enjoy Fournier's scoring binge (16.2 ppg in his last five contests) while it lasts.
Randy Foye, G2/23/2014 10:41:00 PM
Description: Denver guard Randy Foye erupted for 27 points Sunday in a loss to Sacramento.
Insight: The 30-year-old has drilled 11 of his last 18 three-point attempts. If Foye is still available in your league, now would be the time to grab him.
Darrell Arthur, F2/21/2014 9:45:00 PM
Description: Nuggets forward Darrell Arthur will sit out the remainder of Friday's game against Chicago. SOURCE: Chris Dempsey, Denver Post
Insight: Arthur (5.0 ppg, 3.1 rpg) suffered a left hip strain. He'll finish the evening with zero points in five minutes of playing time. This injury shouldn't affect many fantasy teams.
Ty Lawson, G2/21/2014 7:48:00 PM
Description: Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson will miss his fifth game in a row Friday against Chicago. SOURCE: Chris Dempsey, Denver Post
Insight: Lawson (18.0 ppg, 8.8 apg) broke one of his ribs earlier this month. It sounds like he's doing better and could play sometime in the near future. Sunday against Sacramento could be a possibility.
Aaron Brooks, G2/21/2014 2:22:00 PM
Description: Denver's newly-acquired Aaron Brooks will again start at point guard with Ty Lawson missing his eighth straight game.
Insight: Brooks has averaged 10.0 ppg and 5.0 apg over his last three starts.
Kenneth Faried, F2/20/2014 10:36:00 PM
Description: Kenneth Faried dominated the Bucks for 26 points Thursday in a Denver victory.
Insight: Faried shot 11-of-15 from the field to go with six rebounds and two assists. The win snaps Denver's five-game losing streak. Faried's 15.3 ppg average in February is his highest for any month this season.
Ty Lawson, G2/20/2014 8:12:00 PM
Description: Denver will once again be without Ty Lawson on Thursday night.
Insight: Lawson has now missed four straight games with a broken rib. Randy Foye has been starting in his place with very limited success (9.0 ppg on 22.2 percent shooting).
Aaron Brooks, G2/20/2014 7:09:00 PM
Description: Denver acquired Aaron Brooks Thursday for forward Jordan Hamilton. SOURCE: Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo Sports
Insight: Houston had too many point guards and Brooks was the odd man out. With Ty Lawson and Nate Robinson both injured, Brooks will actually be entering a pretty decent fantasy situation. He won't be a long term fix but Brooks should be good for double-digit points at least until Lawson (broken rib) comes back.
JaVale McGee, C2/20/2014 3:03:00 PM
Description: Denver center JaVale McGee underwent leg surgery on Thursday. SOURCE: Ken Berger, CBS Sports
Insight: This surgery is of the season-ending variety. McGee will conclude the 2013-14 campaign with averages of 7.0 ppg, 3.4 rpg and 1.4 bpg in five appearances. J.J. Hickson will continue to start at center for the slumping Nuggets (five-game losing streak).
Evan Fournier, G2/19/2014 9:24:00 AM
Description: Nuggets shooting guard Evan Fournier saw 33 minutes off the bench Tuesday against the Suns and came up with 25 points, eight rebounds, four assists, three threes and two steals.
Insight: Fournier has been pushed into more playing time due to injuries to Ty Lawson and Nate Robinson. He has generated 11.9 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.8 threes and 0.9 steals per game over his last nine games.
Kenneth Faried, F2/19/2014 9:20:00 AM
Description: Denver power forward Kenneth Faried had his second double-double of the month with 21 points and 10 rebounds Tuesday against the Suns. He also had three steals in 35 minutes of action.
Insight: Nuggets first-year coach Brian Shaw has played Faried (10.7 ppg, 7.6 rpg, 1.0 bpg, 0.8 spg) just 24.9 minutes per game this season, down from the 28.1 George Karl gave him last season. However, he has seen an increase to 29.5 mpg over the last 11 contests.
Randy Foye, G2/18/2014 11:59:00 AM
Description: Nuggets guard Randy Foye missed practice due to what is believed to be a family emergency, but is expected to play Tuesday against Phoenix,
Insight: Foye has shifted to point guard in Ty Lawson's absence and he assisting more, but scoring less over the past two games.
Ty Lawson, G2/18/2014 11:57:00 AM
Description: Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson is expected to miss Tuesday's game against Phoenix and probably Thursday as well.
Insight: Lawson broke one of his ribs and hasn't played since Feb 8. Randy Foye has carried the point guard work over the past two games averaging 7.0 apg, but his scoring as taken a hit.
JaVale McGee, C2/15/2014 3:40:00 PM
Description: The Nuggets will decide by March 1st if JaVale McGee will need surgery on his injured leg. SOURCE: Denver Post
Insight: McGee has been out with a stress fracture since early November. Undergoing surgery would almost certainly end his season. Even if McGee does make it back this year, he probably won't be a hot waiver wire pickup.
Randy Foye, G2/12/2014 6:11:00 PM
Description: Nuggets guard Randy Foye (hamstring, ankle) will play Wednesday against the Timberwolves, according to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post.
Insight: Foye took part in some of the shootaround Wednesday morning but is not 100 percent and is coming off a 2-of-13 shooting performance.
Randy Foye, G2/10/2014 10:40:00 PM
Description: Denver guard Randy Foye hurt his ankle Monday against Indiana but he doesn't think the injury will keep him from playing Wednesday versus Minnesota. SOURCE: Chris Dempsey, Denver Post
Insight: Foye still played 34 minutes on Monday, though he never was able to find his shot (2-for-13 from the field for nine points). The former Villanova guard has been filling in for Ty Lawson, who is out with a broken rib.
Ty Lawson, G2/10/2014 6:27:00 PM
Description: As expected. Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson is out for Monday's game in Indiana. SOURCE: Chris Dempsey, Denver Post
Insight: Lawson, who broke one of his ribs over the weekend, has also been ruled out for Wednesday's game against Minnesota. Randy Foye (11.8 ppg, 2.8 apg) will serve as the starting point guard for both games.
Ty Lawson, G2/10/2014 10:16:00 AM
Description: Denver guard Ty Lawson broke a rib in Saturday's loss to the Pistons and is expected to miss Monday's game against Indiana.
Insight: With the All-Star break only a few days away, it makes sense for Lawson to sit out these next two games. The Nuggets will probably play Randy Foye (11.8 ppg, 2.8 apg) and Evan Fournier (6.6 ppg) in the backcourt.
Ty Lawson, G2/9/2014 3:13:00 PM
Description: Denver guard Ty Lawson broke a rib in Saturday's loss to the Pistons. His status is in doubt for Monday night's game against Indiana. SOURCE: Chris Dempsey, Denver Post
Insight: With the All-Star break only a few days away, it makes sense for Lawson to sit out these next two games. The Nuggets will probably move Randy Foye (11.8 ppg, 2.8 apg) over to point guard tomorrow night with Evan Fournier (6.6 ppg) starting at the two.
J.J. Hickson, C2/8/2014 10:08:00 PM
Description: Nuggets center J.J. Hickson has averaged 12.5 points and 10.4 rebounds over his last 27 games.
Insight: Hickson had 15 points, 16 rebounds, two assists and a block Saturday at Detroit.
Ty Lawson, G2/8/2014 10:03:00 PM
Description: Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson (lower back strain) never returned to Saturday's game after leaving in the first half.
Insight: Lawson missed the last two games of January with a strained rotator cuff, and now he has a back injury to deal with. The Nuggets are extremely thin at point guard behind Lawson and will need to use Randy Foye there while Lawson is out. Foye had 25 points, five threes and three assists Saturday night.
Ty Lawson, G2/8/2014 8:54:00 PM
Description: Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson suffered a lower back strain and is questionable to return to Saturday's game, according to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post.
Insight: The good news is that Lawson didn't aggravate the rotator cuff strain that kept him out the last two games of January. The Nuggets are extremely thin at point guard behind Lawson and will need to use Randy Foye there while Lawson is out.
Randy Foye, GHot2/8/2014 6:23:00 PM
Description: Nuggets guard Randy Foye (hamstring) will play Saturday, according to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post.
Insight: Foye is dealing with a minor hamstring injury. The guard has played 40+ minutes in four of the past five games and averaged 15.9 points, 4.2 assists, 3.6 rebounds and 2.7 threes his last 19.
JaVale McGee, C2/6/2014 6:52:00 PM
Description: Denver center Javale McGee is still dealing with a stress fracture in his left tibia and might miss the rest of the season. SOURCE: Adrian Wojnarowski, Yahoo Sports
Insight: McGee hasn't played since November 8th. If his season is indeed over, McGee will close out the 2013-14 campaign with averages of 7.0 ppg, 3.4 rpg and 1.4 bpg in five appearances.
Ty Lawson, G2/3/2014 8:46:00 PM
Description: Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson (shoulder) will start in his return Monday against the Clippers, according to Michelle Tuckner of FOX 31 Denver.
Insight: Lawson missed two games with a strained left rotator cuff after averaging 18.6 points, 10.7 assists and 1.8 steals his last 16 games. The Nuggets desperately need him back with Nate Robinson out with a torn ACL. His return will cut into the value of both Randy Foye and Evan Fournier.
Ty Lawson, G2/3/2014 10:07:00 AM
Description: Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson (shoulder) did not play Friday but was at practice on Sunday and expected to play Monday, according to a Denver Post report.
Insight: Lawson is dealing with a strained left rotator cuff. Without Lawson the Nuggets committed 26 turnovers in their last game. His return would cut into the value of both Randy Foye and Evan Fournier.
Ty Lawson, G2/1/2014 12:07:00 PM
Description: Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson (shoulder) did not play Friday and is questionable for Monday's game against the LA Clippers
Insight: Lawson is dealing with a strained left rotator cuff. Evan Fournier grabbed most of the available minutes and played well enough, posting 18 points and six rebounds, though he did turn the ball over seven times.
Evan Fournier, GHot1/31/2014 11:12:00 PM
Description: Nuggets shooting guard Evan Fournier scored 18 points and had six rebounds, two steals and three threes over 38 minutes Friday against the Raptors.
Insight: Nate Robinson had surgery to repair a torn ACL Friday and Fournier is in line to inherit his minutes as a combo guard off the bench. He's worth a look in most leagues, especially in the short term with Ty Lawson sidelined by a rotator cuff injury.
Nate Robinson, G1/31/2014 9:57:00 PM
Description: Denver guard Nate Robinson had surgery Friday to repair a torn ACL and will miss the rest of the season, according to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post.
Insight: Robinson was diagnosed with a sprained ACL on Thursday which technically wasn't incorrect because a complete tear is categorized as a Grade III sprain. Evan Fournier stands to inherit Robinson's 19.4 minutes per game.
Ty Lawson, G1/31/2014 7:27:00 PM
Description: Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson (shoulder) will not play Friday against the Raptors, according to tsn.ca.
Insight: Lawson is dealing with a strained left rotator cuff. His injury has come at a bad time, as he has averaged 18.2 points, 11.1 assists and 1.7 steals per game in January and Nate Robinson is also hurting (possible torn ACL). The team may have to turn back to Andre Miller, who has been inactive this entire month after getting into an argument with coach Brian Shaw about his playing time.
Nate Robinson, G1/31/2014 5:17:00 PM
Description: Frank Isola of the New York Daily News hears that Denver guard Nate Robinson has a torn ACL.
Insight: Robinson was diagnosed with a sprained ACL but Isola said word out of Denver is that he has a tear and is going for a second opinion.
Ty Lawson, G1/30/2014 5:02:00 PM
Description: Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson (shoulder) is listed as a game-time decision for Friday's game against the Raptors, according to nba.com.
Insight: Lawson missed Wednesday's game with a strained left rotator cuff. His injury has come at a bad time, as he has averaged 18.2 points, 11.1 assists and 1.7 steals per game in January and Nate Robinson is also hurting (left ACL strain).
Nate Robinson, G1/30/2014 4:53:00 PM
Description: Nuggets point guard Nate Robinson was diagnosed with a sprained ACL and he will miss Friday's game. SOURCE: Aaron J. Lopez, nuggets.com
Insight: The injury leaves the Nuggets extremely short-handed with Ty Lawson also iffy for the next game. The backcourt duties could fall to Evan Fournier at PG and Randy Foye at SG.
Andre Miller, PG1/30/2014 4:35:00 PM
Description: Nuggets point guard Andre Miller could get to move from his spot on the bench with Denver dangerously thin in the backcourt.
Insight: Miller hasn't played since the end of December (after a verbal dispute with coach Brian Shaw), but with both Ty Lawson and Nate Robinson hurting may get the call. We don't expoect much from him and figure Eric Fournier and Randy Foye to carry most of the workload.
Randy Foye, GHot1/30/2014 10:56:00 AM
Description: Nuggets guard Randy Foye took over the offense Wednesday night, lighting up the scoreboard for 33 points, three rebounds and seven assists.
Insight: Foye and Evan Fournier was the backcourt on Wednesday with Ty Lawson out (shoulder) and Nate Robinson (knee) getting injured. It could be more of the same on Friday against Toronto.
Evan Fournier, GHot1/30/2014 10:51:00 AM
Description: Nuggets shooting guard Evan Fournier could end up playing a lot of minutes at PG come Friday if both Ty Lawson and Nate Robinson are unable to run.
Insight: Fournier was on the floor for 38 minutes on Wednesday and played very well with 19 points, five rebounds, six assists and three steals. He's certainly worth a look if the top two on the depth chart are still sidelined.
Nate Robinson, G1/30/2014 10:49:00 AM
Description: Nuggets point guard Nate Robinson suffered a left knee strain iearly in Wednesday's game and is questionable for Friday's game against Toronto.
Insight: The injury leaves the Nuggets extremely short-handed with Ty Lawson also doubtful for the next game. The backcourt duties could fall to Evan Fournier at PG and Randy Foye at SG.
Ty Lawson, G1/30/2014 10:45:00 AM
Description: Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson (shoulder) did not play Wednesday due to a strained rotator cuff and is doubtful for Friday's game against Toronto.
Insight: Lawson's injury has come at a bad time, as he has averaged 18.2 points, 11.1 assists and 1.7 steals per game in January and Nate Robinson is also hurting (left knee strain).
Ty Lawson, G1/29/2014 7:31:00 PM
Description: Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson (shoulder) will not play Wednesday due to a strained rotator cuff, according to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post.
Insight: Lawson's injury has come at a bad time, as he has averaged 18.2 points, 11.1 assists and 1.7 steals per game in January. Nate Robinson should play big minutes against the Bobcats.
Ty Lawson, G1/29/2014 2:42:00 PM
Description: Ty Lawson's injury status hasn't changed. The Nuggets point guard is still a game-time decision Wednesday against the Bobcats. SOURCE: Nuggets on Twitter
Insight: Lawson sat out practice yesterday because of a strained rotator cuff. Andre Miller has gotten the start at point guard in each of Lawson's two absences in 2013-14.
Ty Lawson, G1/28/2014 2:33:00 PM
Description: Denver guard Ty Lawson (strained left shoulder) is questionable for Wednesday's game against Charlotte.
Insight: Lawson missed Tuesday's practice. Denver still have plenty of talent at guard with Nate Robinson and Randy Foye, but neither is the double-double machine Lawson has been.
JaVale McGee, C1/23/2014 10:14:00 AM
Description: Nuggets center Javale McGee (stress fracture of the left tibia) has just begun working on an elliptical machine.
Insight: McGee isn't practicing yet so we know he's still a long way off. He's averaging 7.0 ppg and 3.4 rpg this season and his primary fantasy value has always been his shot-blocking ability.
Randy Foye, G1/23/2014 10:11:00 AM
Description: Nuggets guard Randy Foye missed Sunday's game with a stomach virus, but expects to play Thursday, according to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post.
Insight: Foye has averaged 17.4 points and 3.6 threes over his last eight games, well above his season average of 10.6 ppg, and fantasy-worthy.
Darrell Arthur, F1/23/2014 10:08:00 AM
Description: Denver power forward Darrell Arthur has been downgraded to out for Thursday's game against Portland due to a strained left groin, according to beat writer Chris Dempsey.
Insight: Arthur has missed the past four games but has never produced at a fantasy-worthy level. This year is no different - 5.6 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 1.0 apg.
Danilo Gallinari, F1/21/2014 3:40:00 PM
Description: It's official, Denver forward Danilo Gallinari will miss the rest of the season after having reconstructive ACL surgery on Tuesday. says Yahoo Sports Adrian Wojnarowski.
Insight: Gallinari averaged 15.2 ppg and 5.2 rpg last season, but will end up missing the entire 2013-14 season. Wilson Chandler will continue to start at the small forward spot.
J.J. Hickson, C1/19/2014 10:32:00 PM
Description: Nuggets center J.J. Hickson had 14 points and 13 rebounds Sunday at Phoenix.
Insight: Miles Plumlee could not contain him. Hickson has snagged double-digit rebounds in six straight games, including Wednesday when he had 24, and scored at least 13 points four times in that span.
Wilson Chandler, G/F1/19/2014 10:23:00 PM
Description: Denver small forward Wilson Chandler had 17 points, eight rebounds and three triples in 40 minutes of action before fouling out with 1:31 to play Sunday against the Suns.
Insight: After missing two games with a strained hip and playing 21 minutes in his return last Monday, Chandler has averaged 38 minutes, 20.7 points, 6.0 rebounds, 3.7 threes and 1.3 blocks over the last three games.
Randy Foye, GHot1/19/2014 9:03:00 PM
Description: Nuggets guard Randy Foye missed Sunday's game with a stomach virus, according to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post.
Insight: We noted earlier that Evan Fournier was replacing Foye in the starting lineup Sunday and it didn't make much sense because Foye has averaged 17.4 points and 3.6 threes over his last eight games. Now we know why Foye wasn't in the lineup.
Evan Fournier, G1/19/2014 7:35:00 PM
Description: Nuggets shooting guard Evan Fournier will join the starting lineup in place of Randy Foye Sunday, according to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post.
Insight: Fournier has averaged 11.8 points, 3.6 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 0.8 steals and 2.0 threes over his last eight games while playing just 21.5 minutes per game in that span. Foye doesn't really deserve the benching, as he shot 52.7 percent and averaged 17.4 points with 3.6 threes per game in his last eight games. UPDATE: Foye is out with a stomach bug.
Kenneth Faried, F1/19/2014 7:34:00 PM
Description: Denver power forward Kenneth Faried (illness) is starting Sunday at Phoenix.
Insight: Faried's illness limited him to 21:40 Friday against Cleveland. The power forward is only averaging 24 minutes per game this season despite starting 34 of his 37 games.
Kenneth Faried, F1/18/2014 11:59:00 AM
Description: Denver power forward Kenneth Faried had his minutes limited by coach Brian Shaw due to illness.
Insight: Shaw noted he was "coming down with something" so kept his minutes down to 21. He managed eight points and six rebounds, and could be questionable for Sunday's tilt against Phoenix. Fantasy owners will need to check back for an update.
Anthony Randolph, F1/17/2014 10:44:00 AM
Description: Denver forward Anthony Randolph is questionable for Friday's game against Cleveland with an ongoing sprained left ankle injury.
Insight: He had hoped to return Wednesday against Golden State, but that didn't happen. He's missed three games in a row. Randolph has only scored double-digit points once this season and Keneth Faried gets most of the playing time at power forward so look elsewhere for PF help.
Darrell Arthur, F1/17/2014 10:38:00 AM
Description: Denver power forward Darrell Arthur is questionable for Friday's game against Cleveland due to a strained left groin.
Insight: Arthur missed the past two games and has never produced at a fantasy-worthy level. This year is no different - 5.6 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 1.0 apg.
Danilo Gallinari, F1/15/2014 9:44:00 AM
Description: Denver forward Danilo Gallinari acknowledged recently that he could miss the rest of the season. He's still recovering from a torn ACL he suffered in April. SOURCE: Sportando
Insight: The Nuggets, the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference last season, certainly haven't been the same without him. At the moment, Denver trails Phoenix by two games for the final playoff spot in the West. Wilson Chandler has done a solid job filling in at small forward (12.8 ppg in 29 games) but his ceiling isn't as high as Gallinari's.
Anthony Randolph, F1/14/2014 6:45:00 PM
Description: Denver forward Anthony Randolph hopes to to return from his ankle injury Wednesday against Golden State. SOURCE: Chris Dempsey, Denver Post
Insight: He's missed two games in a row. Randolph has only scored double-digit points once this season. There are far better fantasy options at power forward.
JaVale McGee, C1/13/2014 12:01:00 PM
Description: We have heard little concerning the return of Nuggets center Javale McGee (stress fracture of the left tibia).
Insight: McGee isn't practicing yet so we know he's still a long way off. He doesn't give much to fantasy owners except at the defensive end where he has blocked two shots a game average over the past three seasons. He's averaging 7.0 ppg and 3.4 rpg this season.
Anthony Randolph, F1/13/2014 11:58:00 AM
Description: Nuggets forward Anthony Randolph is questionable for Monday's game against Utah with a sprained left ankle.
Insight: Randolph doesn't play enough minutes to be useful for fantasy owners, but if he joins Wilson Chandler and Danilo Gallinari on the sidelines the team will be ultra thin at small forward.
Wilson Chandler, G/F1/13/2014 11:54:00 AM
Description: Denver small forward Wilson Chandler (hip) missed his second straight game Saturday and is questionable for Monday's game against Utah.
Insight: Chandler is dealing with a strained hip and he had problems with the hip last season so the team will likely play in conservatively.
Darrell Arthur, F1/13/2014 11:40:00 AM
Description: Denver power forward Darrell Arthur is doubtful for Monday's game against Utah due to a strained left groin.
Insight: Arthur has never produced at a fantasy-worthy level and this year is no different - 5.6 ppg, 3.5 rpg, 1.0 apg.
Quincy Miller, F1/12/2014 2:45:00 PM
Description: Nuggets forward Quincy Miller made a second straight start Saturday night and had 16 points, 11 rebounds, two blocks and one steal.
Insight: Miller has been filling in for Wilson Chandler (hip). The 21-year-old only played 20 minutes and had nine points in his first start and will likely continue to offer up-and-down production until Chandler returns.
Evan Fournier, G1/12/2014 2:41:00 PM
Description: Nuggets shooting guard Evan Fournier has scored 13.4 ppg in just 21 mpg over his last five games.
Insight: He compiled 27 points, nine rebounds and seven threes in just 39 total minutes the last two games. His playing time hasn't changed with Wilson Chandler (hip) out and he won't be able to sustain his production unless his minutes increase.
Wilson Chandler, G/F1/11/2014 7:09:00 PM
Description: Denver small forward Wilson Chandler (hip) will miss his second straight game Saturday, according to Nate Timmons of SB Nation.
Insight: Chandler is dealing with a strained hip. Quincy Miller started, played 20 minutes and second nine points with Chandler out on Thursday.
Wilson Chandler, G/F1/10/2014 1:53:00 PM
Description: Denver small forward Wilson Chandler didn't play Thursday against the Thunder and is questionable for Saturday's game against Orlando.
Insight: He sat out with a strained hip. Quincy Miller (3.4 ppg) would earn the start at small forward and scored nine points in 20 minutes in the role against OKC.
Wilson Chandler, G/F1/9/2014 9:28:00 PM
Description: Denver small forward Wilson Chandler won't be in action Thursday against the Thunder. SOURCE: Aaron Lopez, Nuggets.com
Insight: He's sitting out with a strained hip. Quincy Miller (3.4 ppg) is getting the start at small forward. It's the first time he has started in 18 career games.
Wilson Chandler, G/F1/9/2014 6:41:00 PM
Description: Nuggets swingman Wilson Chandler isn't expected to play Thursday night against Oklahoma City. SOURCE: Nuggets on Twitter
Insight: Chandler strained his hip earlier this week. Darrell Arthur and Evan Fournier will both be candidates to start in the likely event that Chandler (12.8 ppg, 4.8 rpg) has to sit out.
Nate Robinson, G1/9/2014 6:39:00 PM
Description: Nuggets point guard Nate Robinson will be in the lineup Thursday against the Thunder. SOURCE: Chris Dempsey, Denver Post
Insight: Robinson (10.3 ppg) had been a question mark because of a sprained ankle. He hasn't missed a game yet this season.
Nate Robinson, G1/8/2014 4:01:00 PM
Description: An ankle injury will make Denver guard Nate Robinson a game-time decision Thursday against the Thunder, according to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post.
Insight: Robinson has averaged 20 minutes, 10.3 points, 2.6 assists, 2.0 rebounds, 1.3 threes and 0.9 steals per game this season.
Wilson Chandler, G/F1/8/2014 3:59:00 PM
Description: Denver G/F Wilson Chandler (groin) will be a game-tiime decision Thursday against the Thunder, according to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post. He suffered a left groin strain Tuesday.
Insight: Chandler's injury is on the same side of his body as his hip surgery. The oft-injured swingman is averaging 30 minutes, 12.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.8 threes, 1.0 steals and 0.7 blocks per game this season.
Randy Foye, GHot1/8/2014 9:37:00 AM
Description: Nuggets guard Randy Foye has finally started hitting 3-pointers. Over his last three games, he's made 3.7 of 6.7 threes per game (.543).
Insight: Foye made just 31.9 percent of his 4.5 3-point attempts per game over his first 31 games of the season and 36.7 from the field in that stretch. He hit seven and had 23 points Tuesday against Boston, scoring at least 20 points for the first time this season.
Wilson Chandler, G/F1/8/2014 9:08:00 AM
Description: Denver G/F Wilson Chandler suffered a left groin strain Tuesday and will have an MRI Wednesday, according to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post.
Insight: Chandler's injury is on the same side of his body as his hip surgery. The oft-injured swingman is averaging 30 minutes, 12.8 points, 4.8 rebounds, 1.8 threes, 1.0 steals and 0.7 blocks per game this season. His absence could lead to more minutes for Evan Fournier.
Nate Robinson, G1/4/2014 9:14:00 AM
Description: With Andre Miller on a two-game leave from the team, Denver guard Nate Robinson played 23 minutes and had 15 points, seven assists and three threes Friday against Memphis.
Insight: Robinson played just 24 minutes total and had zero points in the previous two games. Miller will be away from the team for one more game but also may be traded after getting into an argument over his lack of playing time with coach Brian Shaw. Robinson is averaging 19.5 minutes, 10 points, 2.4 assists, 2.0 rebounds and 1.3 threes per game this season.
Andre Miller, PG1/3/2014 7:25:00 PM
Description: The Nuggets have rescinded point guard Andre Miller's two-game suspension, but Miller will still remain away from the team until Jan. 6. SOURCE: nba.com
Insight: The change was made to allow Miller to receive his paycheck for both games. Miller was suspended Thursday for conduct detrimental to the team for cursing at coach Brian Shaw on the bench during Wednesday's DNP-Coach's Decision.
Andre Miller, PG1/2/2014 5:52:00 PM
Description: The Nuggets have suspended veteran point guard Andre Miller for two games for conduct detrimental to the team.
Insight: Miller picked up a DNP-CD Wednesday and got into an argument with coach Brian Shaw during the game. He's only averaging 19 minutes per game this season and isn't a fantasy option when Ty Lawson is healthy.
Andre Miller, PG1/2/2014 9:28:00 AM
Description: Nuggets backup point guard Andre Miller didn't play Wednesday due to a coach's decision and the result was a confrontation with coach Brian Shaw.
Insight: Miller has been a solid backup and fantasy-worthy option when starter Ty Lawson is injured, but this appears to be a problem which will only end when Miller is playing in another uniform. There aren't many open spots around the league where Miller would see enough playing time to be a starter.
Kenneth Faried, F12/30/2013 8:09:00 PM
Description: Denver forward Kenneth Faried has returned to the starting lineup for Monday's game against Miami. SOURCE: Ethan Skolnick, Bleacher Report
Insight: Faried missed a couple games with a sprained ankle before coming off the bench on Saturday. He hasn't played more than 25 minutes since December 17th's game against Oklahoma City.
Kenneth Faried, F12/28/2013 10:32:00 PM
Description: Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried (ankle) only played 13 minutes and had three points and two boards Saturday against the Grizzlies.
Insight: Faried sprained his ankle last Saturday against the Clippers and didn't play on Monday or Friday. New Nuggets coach Brian Shaw has played Faried just 23 minutes per game this season, sapping his fantasy value.
Kenneth Faried, F12/28/2013 7:03:00 PM
Description: Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried (ankle) will play Saturday, according to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post.
Insight: Faried sprained his ankle last Saturday against the Clippers and didn't play on Monday or Friday. He's averaging just 23.5 minutes, 9.8 points, 8.0 rebounds, 0.8 blocks and 0.7 steals per game this season.
Kenneth Faried, F12/27/2013 2:10:00 PM
Description: Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried (ankle) will not play Friday but hasn't been ruled out for Saturday, according to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post.
Insight: Faried sprained his ankle last Saturday against the Clippers and didn't play on Monday. He's averaging just 23.5 minutes, 9.8 points, 8.0 rebounds, 0.8 blocks and 0.7 steals per game this season.
Jordan Hamilton, G12/27/2013 2:07:00 PM
Description: Nuggets swingman Jordan Hamilton will replace Randy Foye in the starting lineup Saturday, according to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post.
Insight: Hamilton has played just 19 minutes per game this season but is averaging 8.1 points, 4.1 rebounds, 1.1 steals and 1.5 threes. He's a must-add in deeper leagues with an expected minutes boost coming. Foye has shot just 28.7 percent over his last 12 games and can be dropped in all leagues.
Kenneth Faried, F12/27/2013 9:45:00 AM
Description: Nuggets coach Brian Shaw isn't sure if forward Kenneth Faried (ankle) will be able to play Friday, according to nba.com.
Insight: Faried sprained his ankle Saturday against the Clippers and didn't play on Monday. He was a limited participant in Thursday's practice. "It looked like he was still wincing a little bit, so I don't know what his status is going to be for (Friday)," Shaw said.
Kenneth Faried, F12/26/2013 3:06:00 PM
Description: Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried practiced Thurtsday and the team is optimistic that he can play on Friday, according to Nuggets beat writer Chris Dempsey.
Insight: Faried sprained his ankle Saturday against the Clippers and didn't play on Monday. He's averaging 9.8 ppg and 8.0 rpg this season.
Kenneth Faried, F12/23/2013 3:46:00 PM
Description: Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried isn't expected to play Monday versus Golden State. SOURCE: Aaron Lopez, Nuggets.com
Insight: Faried sprained his ankle Saturday against the Clippers and wasn't able to return to action. Darrell Arthur would probably get the start at power forward if he can't go. Denver also has the option of starting Timofey Mozgov and sliding J.J. Hickson over to the four.
Kenneth Faried, F12/22/2013 9:56:00 AM
Description: Denver forward Kenneth Faried injured his left ankle and is questionable for Monday.
Insight: Timofey Mozgov started the second half at center and J.J. Hickson at power forward. Hickson should get most of the attention from fantasy owners.
Ty Lawson, G12/20/2013 7:40:00 PM
Description: Denver guard Ty Lawson (illness) will start Friday but will be monitored throughout the game, according to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post.
Insight: Lawson left Thursday's practice early due to the illness. He admitted that he's still weak from the stomach bug, but he's worth playing in fantasy leagues.
Ty Lawson, G12/20/2013 11:45:00 AM
Description: Denver guard Ty Lawson (stomach virus) is questionable for Friday's game against Phoenix.
Insight: Lawson left Thursday's prectice early due to the illness. Lawson is a must start when in uniform, averaging 18.0 ppg, 3.6 rpg, 8.0 apg, 1.3 spg, 1.2 threes per contest.
Jordan Hamilton, G12/18/2013 6:05:00 PM
Description: According to NBA.com, Denver forward Jordan Hamilton has been suspended for one game after taking a swing at Oklahoma City's Steven Adams during a transition moment Tuesday.
Insight: Hamilton was ejected for the incident and will serve his suspension Friday against the Spurs. Hamilton is averaging 18 minutes, 8.6 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.5 threes per game this season and doesn't have much fantasy value, but his absence will mean more minutes for Wilson Chandler.
J.J. Hickson, C12/18/2013 9:43:00 AM
Description: Denver forward J.J. Hickson generated 20 points and 14 boards Tuesday in a loss to OKC.
Insight: It's his second double-double in a row. Tuesday marked Hickson's highest scoring output since November 25th's game at Dallas (22 points). He's second on the team in rebounding at 8.4 boards per game.
Randy Foye, G12/17/2013 11:32:00 AM
Description: Nuggets guard Randy Foye is probable for Tuesday's game against Oklahoma City while dealing with a sprained ankle.
Insight: Foye is struggling to find his niche in Denver, averaging 9.6 ppg, 2.2 rpg, 2.1 apg. He fights with Ty Lawson, Andre Miller and Nate Robinson for court time.
Ty Lawson, G12/9/2013 7:16:00 PM
Description: Denver guard Ty Lawson (hamstring) didn't start Monday's game at Washington, which indicates that he'll miss a second straight contest.
Insight: Lawson also sat out Saturday at Philadelphia. He's averaging 19.3 points, 8.0 assists, 3.7 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.3 threes per game this season.
Ty Lawson, G12/9/2013 10:48:00 AM
Description: Denver guard Ty Lawson missed Saturday's game versus Philadelphia and is questionable for Monday's game against Washington.
Insight: He's out with a left hamstring injury. Veteran point guards Andre Miller and Nate Robinson can handle the spot while he is out, but fantasy owners will miss Lawson's solid across the board contributions (19.3 ppg, 3.7 rpg, 8.0 apg, 1.2 spg, 1.3 threes per contest).
Ty Lawson, G12/7/2013 7:47:00 PM
Description: Denver guard Ty Lawson missed Saturday's game versus Philadelphia. SOURCE: Denver Post
Insight: He's out with a hamstring injury. Veteran point guard Andre Miller started in his place. Lawson could be back for Monday's game in Washington.
Ty Lawson, G12/6/2013 10:54:00 PM
Description: Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson strained his left hamstring Friday night, according to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post.
Insight: The Nuggets have to play again Saturday against Philadelphia, and Lawson is expected to be a game-time decision. He'll be reevaluated Saturday morning.
Danilo Gallinari, F12/6/2013 9:19:00 PM
Description: Nuggets small forward Danilo Gallinari (ACL) hasn't even started running yet, according to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post.
Insight: Gallinari tore his left ACL and meniscus on April 4, but he didn't undergo surgery to repair the ACL until June. He's expected to be out until February.
Nate Robinson, G12/4/2013 1:59:00 PM
Description: X-rays on Nate Robinson's injured wrist came back negative. SOURCE: Denver Post
Insight: Robinson says he should be fine for Wednesday's battle with Cleveland. The pint-sized guard is averaging double-digit points despite playing only 18.2 minutes per game. If one of Denver's starters gets injured, he'll be a must-start.
Timofey Mozgov, CHot12/4/2013 9:16:00 AM
Description: Nuggers center Timofey Mozgov turned in a sensational effort Tuesday versus Brooklyn.
Insight: He bullied the struggling Nets for 17 points and 20 rebounds in 31 minutes. Mozgov's playing time has been sporadic throughout the season (just 18.9 mpg), but when he's out there, he can certainly make an impact.
Kenneth Faried, F12/1/2013 6:26:00 PM
Description: Denver forward Kenneth Faried (quad) started and had 12 points and 12 rebounds despite playing just 20 minutes Sunday against the Raptors.
Insight: Faried was a game-time decision with a quad contusion. Denver next plays Tuesday at Brooklyn.
Ty Lawson, GHot12/1/2013 12:46:00 PM
Description: Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson (ankle) is expected to play Sunday against the Raptors, according to the Denver Post.
Insight: Lawson had X-rays on his right ankle after Friday's game to check out some bone spurs, but he seems to be OK. The Denver guard has averaged 20.9 points, 8.3 assists, 3.9 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.4 threes over game this season.
Kenneth Faried, F12/1/2013 12:15:00 PM
Description: Denver forward Kenneth Faried (quad) will be a game-time decision Sunday against Toronto, according to Josh Lewenberg of tsn.ca.
Insight: Coach Brian Shaw expects him to play. Faried is averaging 10.7 points, 9.1 rebounds, 0.8 steals and 0.7 blocks this season but he hurts fantasy owners with a .609 FT percentage.
Kenneth Faried, F11/24/2013 10:31:00 AM
Description: Denver forward Kenneth Faried delivered 18 points and 14 rebounds Saturday in a win over Dallas.
Insight: The 14 boards were a season-high. Faried is playing slightly fewer minutes than he did last season (26.2 mpg compared to 28.1) but his production has been about the same (11.1 ppg, 9.6 rpg).
Danilo Gallinari, F11/21/2013 11:59:00 AM
Description: Nuggets small forward Danilo Gallinari (left ACL) still has no timetable for return.
Insight: He was originally hoping for a late-November return, but he's not yet started to run the floor, so he's a long way away from getting on a basketball court.
Nate Robinson, G11/21/2013 11:54:00 AM
Description: Denver guard Nate Robinson is probable for Thursday's game against Chicago.
Insight: Robinson put in a full practice Wednesday after getting the green light following an MRI on his right wrist. Getting only around 16 mpg, Robinson is limited in his ability to contribute to a fantasy lineup. He's averaging 6.9 ppg, 2.1 rpg, 2.4 apg.
Wilson Chandler, G/F11/16/2013 10:46:00 PM
Description: Denver G/F Wilson Chandler is averaging 15 points, 4.0 rebounds, 1.3 steals and 3.0 in three games since making his season debut.
Insight: Chandler missed the entire preseason and the first six games of the regular season due to a hamstring injury. He played 21.5 mpg his first two games but saw that increase to 28:34 Saturday night.
Ty Lawson, GHot11/16/2013 10:43:00 PM
Description: Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson was poked in the eye Friday night and was still dealing with some puffiness around it Saturday, but it didn't stop him from having a monster game against Houston.
Insight: Lawson scored 28 points and dished out 17 assists in the loss. He's averaging 21.2 points, 8.7 assists, 4.4 rebounds and 1.6 steals this season, all of which would be career highs.
Ty Lawson, GHot11/16/2013 7:03:00 PM
Description: Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson (eye) will play Saturday night, according to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post.
Insight: Lawson was poked in the eye Friday night. Coach Brian Shaw said Lawson's eye "still has a little puffiness" around it but has improved from Friday.
Wilson Chandler, G/F11/13/2013 3:40:00 PM
Description: Denver G/F Wilson Chandler (hamstring) confirmed that he'll play Wednesday.
Insight: Chandler missed the entire preseason and the first six games of the regular season. He was expected to return Monday but was a late scratch. He may come off the bench Wednesday but is expected to assume the starting small forward job.
Kenneth Faried, F11/13/2013 3:24:00 PM
Description: According to Knicks beat writer Frank Isola of the New York Daily News, talks between the Knicks and Nuggets centered around a trade that would send Iman Shumpert to the Nuggets for Kenneth Faried have intensified in recent days.
Insight: A league source says that while no deal is imminent, the Knicks feel they need to make a move to sure up the front court. Tyson Chandler will miss at least another month after fracturing his leg last week. The move would be good for both players' immediate fantasy value, as Shumpert would slot in as Denver's starting shooting guard and Faried would get more minutes with New York than he does in Denver. However, once Chandler returns the Knicks will have to figure out what to do with two extremely limited offensive players.
Wilson Chandler, G/F11/12/2013 7:58:00 PM
Description: Denver G/F Wilson Chandler (hamstring) said he felt good at Tuesday's practice and is confident he'll make his season debut Wednesday, according to Aaron J. Lopez of Nuggets.com.
Insight: Chandler missed the entire preseason and the first six games of the regular season. He was expected to return Monday but was a late scratch. He may come off the bench Wednesday but is expected to assume the starting small forward job.
Wilson Chandler, G/F11/11/2013 7:58:00 PM
Description: Denver G/F Wilson Chandler (hamstring) will not play Monday night after all, coach Brian Shaw said. SOURCE: Chris Dempsey, Denver Post
Insight: Shaw said that the decision was not up to him but also that he expected Chandler to play Wednesday. The forward missed the entire preseason and will miss his sixth straight game of the regular season Monday. He's expected to move into the starting lineup once he gets his feet under him, but this is likely not the last injury he'll deal with this season.
Wilson Chandler, G/F11/11/2013 4:12:00 PM
Description: Denver G/F Wilson Chandler (hamstring) will return to the lineup Monday, according to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post.
Insight: Chandler will come off the bench after missing the entire preseason and the first five games of the regular sesaon with a hamstring injury. He's expected to move into the starting lineup once he gets his feet under him, but this is likely not the last injury he'll deal with this season.
J.J. Hickson, C11/11/2013 3:30:00 PM
Description: Nuggets PF J.J. Hickson will start at center for JaVale McGee who is sidelined by injury, according to Denver beat writer Chris Dempsey.
Insight: Hickson and Kenneth Faried have been sharing time at the power forward spot. Hickson started 70-plus games at center in Portland last season averaging 12.7 ppg and 10.4 rpg. He's a viable fantasy option with the increased minutes he'll see at the five.
J.J. Hickson, C11/10/2013 4:55:00 PM
Description: Nuggets PF J.J. Hickson could move over to center until JaVale McGee returns from injury.
Insight: Hickson and Kenneth Faried have been sharing time at the power forward spot. Hickson started 70-plus games at center in Portland last season averaging 12.7 ppg and 10.4 rpg.
JaVale McGee, C11/10/2013 4:52:00 PM
Description: Nuggets center Javale McGee suffered a stress fracture of the left tibia and is out indefinitely.
Insight: McGee doesn't give much to fantasy owners except at the defensive end where he has blocked two shots a game average over the past three seasons. He's averaging 7.0 ppg and 3.4 rpg this season.
JaVale McGee, C11/9/2013 2:32:00 PM
Description: Nuggets center Javale McGee has played just 16 minutes per game this season.
Insight: McGee's lack of playing time in 2012-13 reportedly was one of the reasons why George Karl was fired after the season. However, McGee has played even fewer minutes this season despite starting all five games.
Ty Lawson, GHot11/9/2013 8:58:00 AM
Description: Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson burnt the Suns for 29 points Friday night.
Insight: Lawson is averaging 22.6 points over 38 minutes per game this season. Both would be career highs for the 5-foot-11 guard. He's scored at least 20 points in all five games.
Anthony Randolph, F11/8/2013 2:19:00 PM
Description: Nuggets forward Anthony Randolph is doubtful for Friday's game against Phoenix with a sprained left ankle.
Insight: If Randolph joins again (he's missed the last two games) Wilson Chandler and Danilo Gallinari on the sidelines the team will be ultra thin at small forward. Denver will be forced to play a three-guard offense much of the time.
Anthony Randolph, F11/7/2013 11:06:00 AM
Description: Nuggets forward Anthony Randolph is questionable for Thursday's game against Atlanta with a sprained left ankle.
Insight: If Randolph joins Wilson Chandler and Danilo Gallinari on the sidelines the team will be ultra thin at small forward. Denver may be forced to play a three-guard offense against the Spurs.
Anthony Randolph, F11/7/2013 11:06:00 AM
Description: Nuggets forward Anthony Randolph (ankle) is available for Thursday's game.
Insight: Randolph missed Tuesday's game with a sprained ankle, stretching Denver thin at small forward. He hasn't done anything in his two starts this season and will move to the bench when Wilson Chandler returns.
Wilson Chandler, G/F11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Description: Denver G/F Wilson Chandler is hoping to return to Monday against Utah. SOURCE: Nuggets on Twitter
Insight: A hamstring injury has sidelined Chandler for the first three games of the regular season. The Nuggets have mostly been using Kenneth Faried and Jordan Hamilton in his absence.
Anthony Randolph, F11/5/2013 11:37:00 AM
Description: Nuggets forward Anthony Randolph is doubtful for Tuesday's game against San Antonio with a sprained left ankle.
Insight: Randolph is likely to join Wilson Chandler and Danilo Gallinari on the sidelines leaving the team ultra thin at small forward. Denver may be forced to play a three-guard offense against the Spurs.
Kenneth Faried, F11/5/2013 11:35:00 AM
Description: Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried is probable for Tuesday's game against San Antonio while dealing with a bruised back.
Insight: Coach Brian Shaw may even start faried over J.J. Hickson in which case his fantasy value should rise. The two will still share time at the PF position so each has limited upside.
Wilson Chandler, G11/5/2013 11:30:00 AM
Description: Nuggets swingman Wilson Chandler (left hamstring) is doubtful for Tuesday's game against San Antonio.
Insight: We have still yet to see a timetable for his return, but original guesses had him coming back sometime this week. He averaged 13 ppg, 5.1 rob, 1.3 apg, 1.0 spg last season.
Kenneth Faried, F11/3/2013 7:57:00 PM
Description: Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried may return to the starting lineup Tuesday, according to the Denver Post.
Insight: Coach Brian Shaw started J.J. Hickson in the first two games while Faried worked his way back from a hamstring injury. Faried only played 15 minutes in the season opener but was in for 24 Friday and had 11 points, 11 rebounds and one block. Get him back in your fantasy lineup.
Anthony Randolph, F10/30/2013 5:26:00 PM
Description: Nuggets forward Anthony Randolph is expected to start at small forward in Wednesday's season opener at Sacramento with Wilson Chandler (hamstring) out.
Insight: Randolph showed flashes of athletic brilliance at times when he was with the Warriors, but he has never developed into a full-time NBA rotation player. He'll likely split minutes with Jordan Hamilton in Denver's two games this week. Chandler could be back as soon as Tuesday.
Wilson Chandler, G10/30/2013 5:04:00 PM
Description: Nuggets swingman Wilson Chandler (hamstring) likely will miss the first week of the season, according to Aaron Lopez of Nuggets.com.
Insight: Denver opens the season Wednesday at Sacramento but only has one other game this week. Chandler could be back on Nov. 5 against the Spurs.
Ty Lawson, G10/30/2013 3:43:00 PM
Description: Nuggets guard Ty Lawson will be active for Wednesday night's season opener in Sacramento. SOURCE: Clint Dempsey, Denver Post
Insight: Lawson had been questionable with a groin injury. As far as Denver players go, he's your best fantasy option.
Ty Lawson, G10/29/2013 5:45:00 PM
Description: Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson (groin) will be a game-time decision Wednesday against the Kings, according to Aaron J. Lopez of Nuggets.com.
Insight: Lawson practiced without contact Tuesday and says he's feeling better. The Nuggets have Andre Miller and Nate Robinson at point guard and only play two games this week, so they can afford to sit Lawson out if he isn't 100 percent.
Randy Foye, G10/28/2013 8:58:00 PM
Description: Nuggets guard Randy Foye (hip) is questionable for the season opener, according to Chris Dempsey of the Denver Post.
Insight: When everyone is healthy (including SF Danilo Gallinari), the Nuggets will have a crowded shooting guard position consisting of Foye, Evan Fournier, Nate Robinson and Wilson Chandler. However, Foye, Chandler and starting point guard Ty Lawson all could miss the season opener on Wednesday.
J.J. Hickson, C10/28/2013 8:47:00 PM
Description: The Denver Nuggets tweeted Monday that coach Brian Shaw is "leaning toward" starting J.J. Hickson at power forward in the season opener on Wednesday.
Insight: Kenneth Faried (hamstring) has practiced that last two days and declared himself ready for Wednesday. The Nuggets play Wednesday and Friday but don't have another game until next Tuesday, so even if Hickson starts the first two games Faried is likely to get the starting job back in Week 2 of the fantasy season.
Wilson Chandler, G10/28/2013 7:53:00 PM
Description: Nuggets swingman Wilson Chandler (hamstring) will miss Wednesday's season opener.
Insight: Chandler is on the inactive list. If he can stay healthy he'll serve as the starting small forward until Danilo Gallinari returns and the starting shooting guard after, but he's usually injured. Jordan Hamilton is expected to start.
Ty Lawson, G10/28/2013 4:43:00 PM
Description: Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson, who left Friday's preseason game with tightness in his groin, is not expected to be ready for the season opener on Wednesday, according to coach Brian Shaw.
Insight: The Nuggets are strong at PG with Andre Miller and Nate Robinson so they can afford to play it safe with Lawson. Lawson posted strong numbers in 2012 (.16.7 ppg, 2.7 rpg, 6.9 apg, 1.5 spg) and should be just as good this season as long as he is healthy.
Ty Lawson, G10/25/2013 10:26:00 PM
Description: Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson left Friday's preseason game with tightness in his groin.
Insight: The Nuggets tweeted that Lawson would have returned if it were a regular season game. He should be fine for the regular season opener.
Kenneth Faried, F10/25/2013 7:57:00 PM
Description: Nuggets forward Kenneth Faried (hamstring) should practice Sunday, according to the Denver Post.
Insight: Faried will miss the last game of the preseason Friday but should be fine for the season opener. The power forward played 28 minutes per game last season and averaged 11.5 points, 9.2 rebounds, 1.0 steals and 1.0 blocks but also only shot 61.3 percent from the foul line on 3.3 free-throw attempts per game.
Kenneth Faried, F10/23/2013 1:43:00 PM
Description: Denver is looking to shop third-year forward Kenneth Faried. SOURCE: Zach Lowe, Grantland
Insight: The addition of J.J. Hickson in the offseason may have made Faried expendable. Faried (11.1 ppg, 8.6 rpg in 126 career games) makes for a great fantasy option as long as the Nuggets give him minutes.
Wilson Chandler, G10/22/2013 7:33:00 PM
Description: Nuggets swingman Wilson Chandler is still experiencing tightness in his left hamstring and did not have a full practice session Tuesday.
Insight: Chandler hasn't even played in a preseason game due to the injury. If he can stay healthy he'll serve as the starting small forward until Danilo Gallinari returns and the starting shooting guard after, but he's usually injured. Once-promising forward Anthony Randolph has been getting minutes at the three this preseason.

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